Centro Português de Fotografia

Institution | Photography
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The CPF's main duties are to promote the knowledge and the enjoyment of the photographic heritage of which it is a custodian.

It also promotes the safeguarding and enhancement of the archival and photographic heritage, carries out the archival treatment of species, and has been developing and implementing instruments and systems for description, research and access to the documents.

It is also in charge of the management and continuity of the National Photography Collection, a unique set of photographic documents of high importance and national interest.


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How to get

Plus Code: 49VM+RM Porto

Edifício da Ex-Cadeia e Tribunal da Relação do Porto, Largo Amor de Perdição, 4050-008 PORTO

Metro: Trindade (all lines), Bolhão (all lines except yellow), Aliados or São Bento (yellow line only)
Train: São Bento Station


Exhibition Center:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (except on Monday): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Information Unit / Pedro Miguel Frade Library:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

Tuesday to Friday: 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

Other Services:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm / 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: closed

The Portuguese Center of Photography is closed on January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th


Free entry


Phone: (+351) 220 046 300
Email: mail@cpf.dglab.gov.pt
Website: cpf.pt


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